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The DJCTQ, or Department of Justice, Rating, Titles and Qualification (Departamento de Justiça, Classificação, Títulos e Qualificação in Portuguese) rates movies, video games and television programs in Brazil. It is controlled by the Ministry of Justice (Ministério da Justiça). Video games have been rated in Brazil by the DJCTQ since October 2002. The growing game market in Brazil needed a bigger control over the countless games sold in the country every day. It was introduced by Senator José Gregori.

The American system that was being used by some Brazilian distributors, the ESRB (Entertainment Software Ratings Board), wasn't adopted for the Brazilian culture, as it kept the ratings in English, which was not appropriate for the Portuguese language and left most consumers uninformed.

Between October 2002 and September 2004, the DJCTQ analyzed and rated over 2,100 electronic games for both consoles and computers.

Rating Description
DJCTQ L.svg Livre (General): This rating means that the video game can be played by anyone and doesn't have any inappropriate content.
DJCTQ ER.svg Especialmente recomendado (Especially recommended): This game is recommended for anyone, but is especially targeted towards children and adolescents.
DJCTQ 10.svg 10 anos (10 years): This video game is recommended for persons with or over 10 years of age. May contain a little inappropriate language, sexual innuendo, or mild violence.
DJCTQ 12.svg 12 anos (12 years): This video game is recommended for persons with or over 12 years of age. May contain a little inappropriate language, sexual innuendo, or mild violence.
DJCTQ 14.svg 14 anos (14 years): This video game is recommended for persons with or over 14 years of age. May contain inappropriate language, sexual innuendo and/or mild sex with no nudity or the act being explicit shown, violence, or mention to drug use.
DJCTQ 16.svg 16 anos (16 years): This video game is recommended for persons with or over 16 years of age. May contain strong language, sexual innuendo and/or mild sex with or without mild nudity, strong violence, or drug use.
DJCTQ 18.svg 18 anos (18 years): This video game is forbidden for people under 18 years of age. It may contain strong language, intense sex, strong nudity, strong violence, or intense drug use. It is also used to rate pornographic films and TV programs.

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